This post contains anchor charts that I have been effective in my classroom.  I teach second grade, but many are versatile enough to use for other elementary grades.  I will be adding to this post as the school year continues and beyond.



Writing Lab Reports

This anchor chart teaches students to write like a scientist.  It works well for those first lab reports.

Writing Poetry


Choosing the a strong topic can get young poets started on the right foot.  This chart guides young writers through the process of selecting a topic for their poems.  Click on the link for additional anchor chart ideas.


Students need to shift their thinking a bit when it comes to writing poetry.  Lessons on these three topics can help guide young poets through the writing process.  Click on the link for additional anchor chart ideas.


Playing with word style and placement can change ordinary writing into poetry.  This anchor chart shares some ideas to inspire young poets.  Click on the link for additional anchor chart ideas.

Write like an Expert


The first step to sharing your expertise in written form is to craft a lead that will get your readers interested.  This anchor chart gives young writers some ideas on how to do this.  Click on the link for additional ideas for anchor charts.

More with Writing


Reminders to edit come in many forms!  Here is another to add to your toolbox.  I keep this anchor chart up all year long.  Click on the link for additional anchor chart ideas.


I have always loved this graphic for demonstrating how to write a paragraph.  It's a great visual for young writers.  Click on the link for additional anchor chart ideas.



Fluency


Fluency is a critical skill for young readers.  This chart is a visual reminder for the skills that students need to become more fluent.  Click on the link for additional anchor chart ideas.

Summarizing

I love this model for summarizing fiction.  It helps our young readers to eliminate unnecessary information.  Click on the link for additional anchor chart ideas.

Nonfiction Features & Structures

Examples from books are the best ways to teach text structures, but this chart serves as a visual representation to help students independently identify them.  Click on the link for additional anchor chart ideas.

Talking about Reading

Reading partners do more than just read together.  They need encouragement to talk together.  This chart gives students prompts to use if needed.  Click on the link for additional anchor chart ideas.



Place Value/Number Sense


Understanding numbers is critical for young mathematicians.  They need to see how numbers can be represented in different ways.  Click on the link for additional anchor chart ideas.

Fractions

Fractions are a very abstract concepts.  Visuals can be very helpful to promote an understanding of how to represent them.  Click on the link for additional anchor chart ideas.


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